Rocky Gets A Spyder
And so it all falls into place: Mike Rockenfeller will drive the #7 (we assume) Penske Motorsports Spyder at Petit Le Mans, Patrick Long will drive the #31 Petersen / White Lightning Porsche 911 GT3-RSR and Dominik Farnbacher will drive for Alex Job, with Robin Liddell and Marcel Tiemann.

Meanwhile, over at Jarama this weekend, Marco Seefried replaces Farnbacher in the Pierre Ehret Porsche. “My actual teammate Dominik Farnbacher has an important appointment this weekend and so it is not possible for him to start,” explains Pierre Ehret.

Is that testing, with AJR, or something else?

Rockenfeller and Long have been team-mates all this year, in the AJR Rolex Series Crawford Porsche: perhaps the move to LMP2 is indicative of how badly Porsche wants to hang onto the young German? This year’s Petit Le Mans is actually the third anniversary of Rockenfeller’s first drive in the ALMS, in the BAM! (was it Orbit then?) GT2 Porsche.

“We will definitely miss Mike next weekend, but he has more than earned an opportunity to drive the Porsche LMP2 car,” said Alex Job. “Petit Le Mans has always been a good race for us, we have four wins since the race has been known as the Petit Le Mans as well as nine podium finishes. So far this season has been one of our most frustrating as a team. The early win at Houston was our highlight, but that was only the second race. We were on the podium at Road America and were looking like we could follow that up with another strong finish at Mosport until contact resulted in a broken damper. The team is motivated to turn around our season in the last two races. Petit would be a good place to post our second win of the season.”

 

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